SoftBank has received all the necessary state approvals for the Japanese mobile carrier to acquire a majority stake in Sprint Nextel for US$20 billion, the companies announced. On Thursday, California Public Utilities Commission voted to approve the transaction, giving the companies the final state approval needed for the transaction. Show More Summary
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is holding a public participation hearing on May 15th regarding California?s nascent wireless Lifeline program. The program will supplement existing Federal Lifeline programs, which provide phone services to low income individuals. Show More Summary
State and local authorities have provided a recommendation to the California Public Utilities Commission that PG&E Corp. (NYSE: PCG) should pay $2.25 billion for a natural gas pipeline explosion in September 2010 that killed eight people and damaged or destroyed more than 100 homes in San Bruno, a city just south of San Francisco. Show More Summary
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The California Public Utilities Commission is considering fining utility PG&E Corp $2.25 billion over the deadly 2010 San Bruno gas line rupture and fire, requiring the utility to spend the entire fine on safety.
City of San Bruno Files Claim with California Public Utilities Commission; Recommends PG&E Shareholders Should Pay $2.25 Billion Fine for San Bruno Blast and Fire SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The City of San Bruno, the City and County...Show More Summary
The California Public Utilities Commission has expanded its Lifeline program to include free cell phones. The Commission has also won approval to be exempted from the federal fraud detection network associated with the program. The new cell phone program will offer "250 talk minutes and 250 text messages" per month to anyone making less than $14,702. Show More Summary
Homeless and impoverished Californians can now receive free cellphones under an expanded program from the California Public Utilities Commission and the FCC. The expansion was approved by the CPUC last week and allows anyone making under $15,000 per year, including the homeless, to receive a free phone, 250 free minutes and 250 text messages per month. [ more › ]
Following its operating agreement with the California Public Utilities Commission, private car service Uber is moving forward with plans in San Francisco to onboard more of those drivers who aren’t... Keep reading ?
In response to a complaint filed by a former San Diego city attorney, an administrative judge with the California Public Utilities Commission has ordered Southern California Edison to file an accounting of its costs to replace steam generators at the...
Last week the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) unanimously approved a long-term procurement decision that orders Southern California Edison (SCE) — the primary supplier of electricity for much of Southern California — to...Show More Summary
An advocacy group filed a complaint Wednesday with the California Public Utilities Commission alleging that Southern California Edison manipulated inflation calculations to recover more money from ratepayers for defective replacement steam generators at the San Onofre nuclear plant. The Alliance...
Good news on the ridesharing front today, as at least two of the big three ridesharing/sedan hailing apps have been granted a pass by the California Public Utilities Commission to continue operating while they figure out just how to regulate these new services. [ more › ]
Uber and Lyft made progress this week toward establishing the legality of next-generation taxis and ridesharing in California, announcing agreements with the California Public Utilities Commission that will allow them to continue operation.
Earlier today, on-demand car startup Uber struck a deal with the California Public Utilities Commission to waive some fines and remove a cease-and-desist order and give it the go-ahead to continue operating in the state. The agreement...Show More Summary
The California Public Utilities Commission has made a deal with Uber, that will allow the company’s black car service continue to operate while rules are finalized that specifically address mobile apps that allow users to arrange for...Show More Summary
Just yesterday, the California Public Utilities Commission announced that it had struck an interim agreement Lyft, wiping away any fines levied against the ride-sharing service and allowing it to continue operating while it evaluates potential new regulation. Show More Summary
Following news that ridesharing service Lyft has entered into an interim agreement with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), regulators have released a statement saying that private car service Uber... Keep reading ?
California regulators have shown that they are open to shaking up the taxicab industry. The state Public Utilities Commission has lifted a cease-and-desist order imposed on ride-sharing service Zimride and withdrew a $20,000 fine. The...Show More Summary
The California Public Utilities Commission today said that it has entered into an agreement with Lyft mobile application, revoking a cease-and-desist order until a rulemaking process addressing ride-sharing apps concludes six months from now. The Lyft app, operated by Zimride, allows users to arrange transportation for pay with other users. Show More Summary
Popular ride-sharing startup Lyft got a green light today to continue operating while the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) re-examines its policies.